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Agricultural cooperatives in Northern Ethiopia: Capacity building and impact assesment through collaborative research


Agricultural cooperatives aim at improving yields and incomes of member farmers by pooling resources and efforts for ecological, social and economic empowerment of its members. This project analyses the impact cooperatives have on livelihoods and the environment, using qualitative and quantitative data and methods. The project will strengthen the research and education capacity of the Department Cooperative Studies at Mekelle University and contribute to developing the operational capacity and competititiveness of cooperatives in Tigray.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


10/04/2015 - 31/12/2018

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Marijke D'Haese
Local promoter Tekeste Berhanu
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Mekelle University
Other Flemish Partners KU Leuven
Universiteit Hasselt
Other local partners Adigrat University
Budget € 299.820